Virgin Festival

The Line Up

September 21, 2006

2MANYDJS / / (Dark Horse Dance Tent, 12:30-1:45)

2ManyDJs are Belgian brothers Steven and David Dewaele, also known as the band Soulwax. They're known for their unique mashups, such as Destiny's Child's "Independent Women" with 10CC's "Dreadlock Holiday" and Stooges' "No Fun" with Salt 'N' Pepa's "Push It."

BRAZILIAN GIRLS / / (Clubhouse Stage, 4:35-5:35)

Lead singer (and solitary female) Sabina Sciubba draws from her international upbringing with songs like "Me Gusta Cuando Callas" ("I Like When You're Quiet") and "Die Gedanken Sin Frei" ("Thoughts Are Free"). The band's self-titled debut came out in 2005.

CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH / / (Clubhouse, 3:05-4:05)

The band's self-produced and self-distributed eponymous album created a major buzz in 2005 and garnered the group airplay and online recognition. The five performers all play several instruments.

CARL COX / / (Dark Horse, 6:30-8:15)

From the earthy music of his parents' native Barbados to the acid-house scene of Brighton, England, Carl Cox has many influences. His passion for music has led to an extensive career as a DJ / producer.

JOHN DIGWEED / / (Dark Horse, 4:45 -6:30)

This DJ's accomplishments include a top vote in DJ magazine's 2001 poll. Born in England, the trendsetting producer has remixed the works of artists such as Quincy Jones and New Order.

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS / / (Clubhouse, 12:10-1:10)

The Drive-By Truckers, whose Southern-rock sound is sometimes tinged with country, are on the road more often than not. Their newest album, A Blessing and a Curse, was released in April.

THE FLAMING LIPS / / (Clubhouse, 9-10)

This endlessly offbeat group had short-lived chart success in the mid'-90s, but fans have stuck with them. Their most recent album is At War With the Mystics.

GNARLS BARKLEY / / (Grandstand Stage, 3:55-4:45)

Producer / musician Danger Mouse and rapper / singer Cee-Lo Green joined forces for the album St. Elsewhere, and their hit "Crazy" has dominated video and music arenas this summer.

JAMES HOLDEN / / (Dark Horse, 3:15-4:45)

Progressive house DJ James Holden recently started his own imprint, Border Community. He started out as a piano and violin player but soon switched to PC beatmaking.

KASABIAN / / (Grandstand, 12-12:50)

The four members of Kasabian, all natives of Leicester, England, honed their skills in a rural farmhouse near a scenic lake. The band's latest album, Empire, reflects the creativity and time concentrated on their diverse work.

THE KILLERS / / (Grandstand, 5:15- 6:15)

The Las Vegas foursome released its first single, "Somebody Told Me," in 2005 and continues to wow audiences with its pop-rock style. Its second album comes out next month.

NEW PORNOGRAPHERS / / (Clubhouse, 1:30-2:35)

The New Pornographers are a Canadian supergroup blended from members of bands including Immaculate Machine and Limblifter. Under the watchful eye of frontman A.C. Newman, the group formed in 1997 and released Mass Romantic. The band has since released two albums, Electric Version (2003) and Twin Cinema (2005).

THE RACONTEURS / / (Grandstand, 2:25-3:25)

The self-proclaimed "new band made up of old friends" features Brendan Benson, Jack White of the White Stripes and Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler of the Greenhornes. Its debut album is Broken Boy Soldier.

RJD2 / / (Dark Horse, 12:30-1:45)

RJD2 has produced tracks for heavyweight hip-hop labels such as Rawkus Records and Fondle 'em Records. The DJ / producer hails from Columbus, Ohio, and now boasts a record label of his own, Definitive Jux Records.

THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS / / (Grandstand, 8:30- 10)

The longtime rockers blend funk, punk, and rock music and put on eclectic performances. Their 2006 release, Stadium Arcadium, is a multiplatinum success in the U.K. and the United States.

SCISSOR SISTERS / / (Clubhouse, 7:35 - 8:35)

The Scissor Sisters take rock to a polished, glamorous place. Their visual appeal is as catchy as their music, perhaps a driving force behind their multiplatinum success in Europe. The New York- based band released its first albums, Filthy Gorgeous and Laura in 2004.

THIEVERY CORPORATION / / (Clubhouse, 6:05-7:05)

Thievery Corporation is a Washington-based duo composed of Maryland natives Eric Hilton and Rob Garza. Their latest LP, The Cosmic Game, showcases the international influence of the East and West.

TIESTO / / (Dark Horse, 8:15-10)

This trance DJ began professionally at school parties and later at clubs throughout his native Netherlands. He now has four albums and has performed numerous sold-out solo shows.

THE WHO / / (Grandstand, 6:45-8)

The Who was born in the heart of London's burgeoning rock 'n' roll movement. Since 1963, it has evolved into a genre-defying mega-band with timeless music. The Who is on a world tour that continues into 2007.

WOLFMOTHER / / (Grandstand, 1:10 -1:55)

Wolfmother is at the forefront of heavy metal's rebellious sound. The Australian trio released its self-titled album in May and reached the Top 40. "Mind's Eye" and "Woman" are fan favorites.

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[KRISTIN GRAY]

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RJD2 12:30 - 1:45

2MANYDJS 1:45 - 3:15

JOHN DIGWEED 4:45 - 6:30

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS 12:10 - 1:10

NEW PORNOGRAPHERS 1:35 - 2:35

KASABIAN 12:00 - 12:50

WOLFMOTHER 1:10 - 1:55

THE RACONTEURS 2:25 - 3:25

GNARLS BARKLEY 3:55 - 4:45

THE KILLERS 5:15 - 6:15

THE WHO 6:45 - 8:00

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS 8:30 - 10:00

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